World War I Victory Medal
Sgt, Regular Army, D Co., 2nd Engineers, 2nd Division. Enlisted May 1917 at St Louis, MO.
Honor Roll Casualty List Jul 8, 1918
Born 19 Jul 1891 in NE. Son of Sarah and (the late) William J. MULLIGAN, Topeka, KS
KIA 14 June 1918 during the assault on Belleau Wood at Chateau Thierry.
Originally buried in French soil, remains returned to the US and re-interred in the Mt Auburn Cemetery, Section , Lot Interment # on 15 Sept 1921. No headstone.
Sent by Dave Murray
Microfilmed cemetery records at the Kansas State Archives:
burial date: Sept. 14, 1921
name: Boyd F. Mulligan
relative: Sarah Mulligan, mother
interment # 1387
Block 26, family lot
Topeka State Journal, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1921, page 12
The body of Floyd (sic) S. Mulligan, who died in France, June 14, 1918, arrived in Topeka Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Penwell's chapel. Burial in Mt. Auburn cemetery.
Topeka Daily Capital, Thursday, Sept. 15, 1921, page 7:
Mulligan -- The funeral of Sgt. Boyd F. Mulligan, who died June 14, 1918, from wounds received in action at Chateau Thierry, France, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from Penwell's chapel. Burial will be in Mount Auburn cemetery.
He enlisted in company D, Second Engineers, May 21, 1917, and sailed for France September 10, 1917. He was one of the first Topeka soldiers to be killed overseas.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Sarah Mulligan, 615 West Sixth avenue, and three sisters, Mrs. Carl Clifton, 244 Winfield; Mrs. Charles Cole, 319 Polk street; and Miss Sarah Mulligan, 615 West Sixth avenue.
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